The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Each year approximately 135 colleges and universities are invited to nominate a student for a Beinecke Scholarship, and up to 20 new scholarships will be awarded. Each school invited to participate in the Beinecke Scholarship Program is permitted to make a single nomination each year.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Applicants must be a junior and plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and a documented history of financial need.
Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
Be a United States citizen or the United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid.
Each nominated student will be required to complete a Financial Aid Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion.
How to Apply
- 1000-word personal statement
- Endorsement letter
- Financial aid form
- Three letters of recommendation
- Creative sample (if necessary)